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Anders Hove Chats On His Startling Return To General Hospital As Faison!

Photo Credit: Jim Warren

Photo Credit: Jim Warren

There is no doubt that Anders Hove makes one scary villain on General Hospital as the evil Cesar Faison! And now after the reveal on the November 12th episode that Faison is the man impersonating Duke Lavery, complete with a false prosthetic Duke mask, and Faison is indeed very much alive,  Hove spoke to TV Guide from his home in Denmark, about his return stint to daytime!  Here are a few excerpts below:

Hove on if he will be back for another run as Faison after viewers see how this current stint plays out on-air:  “I don’t know. At least this time around Faison won’t be dead — though that’s never stopped him before! They’ll probably send him to jail but maybe there will be more down the line. If executive producer, Frank Valentini needs me again, I’m there. I will never let that show down. I’m so excited working with Finola Hughes (Anna) and love that Faison is so obsessed with Anna. He’s genuinely in love with her but has unusual ways to show it. His ability to love so deeply is the only redeeming thing about him. It’s a lot of fun to do a character like that.  It gives you the liberty to behave horribly. I hadn’t seen Finola for many years but we clicked again immediately. She’s wonderful to work with and pretty damn demanding. But in a wonderful way. She is determined to squeeze absolutely everything out of a scene.”

Hove on his scarier-than-scary star turn performance:  “That’s the goal! The fact that Faison is still alive proves anything is possible. You might think the soap audience would not accept this kind of thing but they do. And they do it with a lot of passion. You only find that kind of audience in America. I’ve never met it anywhere else. One minute they’re angry, then happy, then frustrated. But they’re always very faithful.”

Hove on how he stuff his long wild hair into the faux-Duke mask: (Laughs)  “There are some things it’s best not to think about. Ian and I aren’t even the same height. He’s a few inches taller than I am. That Faison is really brilliant!”

So soapers, are you loving the performance by Anders Hove as Faison?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Claudia Kurzyna
Claudia Kurzyna

I love his return to General Hospital!

J.R.
J.R.

Anders Hove is brilliant as Faison. One minute he is wiping away Robin’s tears and you see the vulnerability in his eyes. The next minute he turns into the truly creepy sinister villian that most believe he is. That’s what makes him the best love to hate character of all time on GH!

maddiehayes
maddiehayes

I always love Anders Hove as Faison! Yes, the ‘mask’ business is kinda silly, but who cares? It’s these wonderful actors we want to see on our screens! I think that’s the first time Faison and Duke have ever shared a scene! GH is so great right now because Ron Carlivati is an old-school fan and he remembers it fondly, like we do. Can’t wait to see Robert today.

Anthony
Anthony

How can anyone not enjoy Faison – the character is so over-the-top mean and crazy. But Anders is such a wonderful actor that Faison is believeable. I think it’s great having him back and I hope the storyline has lots of miles; it would be good to have him stick around for a while.

aria
aria

Truly one of the best villians of all times, Anders Hove is awesome and GH is simply rocking, I feel like i’m in a dream, this is just to good to be true.

heidi
heidi

Faison is a villian that you love to hate… but somehow you feel for him at times… It is the writing… but it is also Anders Hove’s talented delivery. Sorry we will not be seeing him much. Having Faison and Duke be alive gives us hope for others. I am still hoping Jason/Steve comes back and others like Victor/Trevor too! Love having Anders back… Faison should not be played by anyone else!

Ann
Ann

Yes, Hove is pure genius! I want him back ASAP! Faison cannot be done this soon! I have let Valentini know we want him!!!

MJ
MJ

Anders Hove is brilliant.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love it! Love the whole storyline and cast involved.

Robynne
Robynne

l am LOVING General Hospital right now! Great to see Faison and Duke again, hope this leads to more story all around. Would like to see the rumors about Lucy Coe come true; then the big surprise at this Nurse’s Ball…Robin returns! 🙂

Jean-François Roy
Jean-François Roy

Anders Hove plays (in my opinion) the absolute best villain in Soap history.
I hope mister Hove stays for good.

Sue
Sue

Absolutely loving Anders – it’s such a treat watching him just devour his role. You can tell he’s thoroughly enjoying himself!!! (Still have a special place in my heart, though, for Billy Clyde TUGGLE!!)

Jeff
Jeff

Fasion brings back excitement into a once dead soap. His character is the most vial and evil of any evil I’ve ever seen on tv. He’s the guy everyone loves to hate. 😀

Christy
Christy

it’s devilish fun! I love it!!

lisa
lisa

One of the best villains to grace the GH show.

Zoe
Zoe

I agree – my favorite villain! I hope they can bring him back. Hove is a great actor who brings out the best in the other actors.

Stevie
Stevie

I too am thrilled to see Faison back. I believe he will revitalize the show in a way other, more mundane villains cannot. For one thing, he is more imaginative in his evil antics. He is a little more refined than your run-of-the-mill mobsters, like Anthony etc. who are followed by a nonstop wake of explosions, it seems. But a guy who will kill his own mother to get what he wants is pretty unprecedented.

Teresa Guglielmi
Teresa Guglielmi

Please, GH do not have Anna and Robert kill the character of Faison, Andres Hove is WONDERFUL as this charcter, so fun to watch and love his evilness. Keep the
charcater alive so we may enjoy Mr. Hoves wonderful perfornances for years to come.
What about putting him up against Sonny for control of Port Charles. That storyline has so much potiental.

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

Portions of Thursday’s all-new episode can also be viewed at Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/michaelfairmanTV

If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH Releases ‘The Sonny & Carly Collection’ Featuring 20 Pivotal Episodes With Three Carlys

The torrid love story between Sonny Corinthos and Carly has been going strong for over two decades.  Now the ABC app and ABC.com are offering up a collection of memorable episodes and pivotal moments between the duo.

However, this collection features three powerhouse actresses who have played the role of Carly: Sarah Joy Brown, Tamara Braun, and the current Carly, Laura Wright.

GH and ABC have released these episodes for viewing to coincide with Maurice Benard’s 25th year on the daytime drama series and a very special anniversary episode airing today on Monday, November 12th.

With the Sonny & Carly Collection, fans will be able to access 20 episodes from Sonny and Carly’s explosive and tumultuous 20-year relationship, chronologically.  Some of the episodes include: Jason is shot in an ambush. Sonny and Carly remarry, even though she is involved with Jax, Sonny confesses to Carly that he shot AJ, Sonny and Carly admit their feelings, and more

The Sonn and Carly collection is available now through February 12th and all 20 episodes are available for viewers with no sign in required at abc.com/sonnyandcarly  and on the ABC app.

The ABC app is available in the App Store, ABC.comAmazon AppstoreGoogle Play and on most connected TV devices.

Check out the Sonny & Carly Collection, and then let us know which was your favorite episode of the bunch via the comment section below!

 

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